There's a winner in the race to become the first gun-crazy state to have it's own official state firearm -- and it's not Arizona.
Earlier this week, Utah Governor Gary Herbert signed a bill designating the Browning model M1911 automatic pistol as the official state firearm, leaving Arizona in the hunt for -- at the very best -- a silver medal in the race for symbolic expressions of Second Amendment silliness.
Arizona currently has a bill working its way through the state legislature that would make the Colt single-action Army revolver the official state firearm.
More than 40 Arizona state legislators have signed on to the bill, including all the usual suspects of right-wing kookery like Senate President Russell Pearce, and Representative Judy Burgess, who seem hell-bent on making Arizona the laughing stock of the entire country. See the names of rest of the legislators who have signed on to the bill here.
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Aside from Utah, Arizona would be the only state in the entire country to have an official state gun.